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Bird Society and Nature Trust Team up for Bird Conservation
May 9th, 2016
The Nova Scotia Nature Trust announced a generous donation by the Nova Scotia Bird Society of seven islands and one coastal property, supporting almost 300 acres of important habitat for birds.
The Nova Scotia Nature Trust announced a generous donation by the Nova Scotia Bird Society of 300 acres of important habitat for birds.
The donated lands include Hertford Island in Cape Breton, Indian Island near Bridgewater, the four “Bald Islands” in the Tusket area, Peter’s Island near Digby and a coastal property near Port Joli. Together the sites support 20% of Nova Scotia’s bird species including Atlantic Puffins. They provide critical habitat for migratory and nesting birds, including several species of conservation concern.
The two organizations are combining forces to ensure that these critical sanctuaries for birds are protected, forever. “The Nature Trust’s expertise in land conservation and stewardship is a perfect complement to the Bird Society’s passion and energy for birds and birdwatching,” said Nature Trust Executive Director, Bonnie Sutherland.
The announcement is welcome news for bird conservation, at a time of increasing crisis for birds in Canada and beyond. The Nature Trust will celebrate this conservation achievement along with other exciting conservation successes at their 2016 Conservation Showcase on June 13 at the Maritime Museum.
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